bruno-colmantBruno Colmant is the director for macro economic research at Bank Degroof Petercam.

He started his career with the accounting firm Arthur Andersen. He occupied several management positions at Sofina and the brokerage house Dewaay.

In 1996, he joined ING where he held the position of Chief Auditor before advancing to the position of CEO of ING Luxembourg between 2002 and 2004. He then joined the Executive Committee and the Board of Directors of ING Belgium as CFO.

In 2006, he served as Chief of Staff of the Minister of Finance for a year, before heading the Brussels Stock Exchange as CEO. He also became a member of the Executive Committee of the New York Stock Exchange.

Subsequently, he was called by Fortis Holding (Ageas) to solve the legacy issues of the Fortis break-up in the capacity of Deputy CEO. He retains an advisory position at Ageas. Between 2011 and 2015, Dr Colmant was Partner in financial services at Roland Berger Consulting, heading the worldwide financial services practice for the firm.

A recognized expert in corporate and market finance, stock exchange processing, risk management, financial accounting and taxation, Bruno Colmant has a sound experience with banking and insurance mechanisms. He currently chairs the Belgian CFA Society and is a member of the Federal Economic Council.

He teaches Advanced Finance at Vlerick Business School, Solvay, ICHEC and UCL, and has authored more than fifty finance books.

Bruno Colmant is a member of the Belgian Royal Academy. He holds a M.Sc. and a Ph.D. in Applied Economy from Solvay Business School (ULB), a M.Sc. in Business Administration from Purdue University (IN, USA) and a MasterDegree in Tax Law (ESSF).